|Shaka Senghor: Why your worst deeds don’t define you - TED.com|
In 1991, Shaka Senghor shot and killed a man. He was, he says, "a drug dealer with a quick temper and a semi-automatic pistol." Jailed for second degree murder, that could very well have been the end of the story. But it wasn't. Instead, it was the beginning of a years-long journey to redemption, one with humbling and sobering lessons for us all.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; crime; culture; prison; TED2014; 2014
|Jeff Smith: Lessons in business … from prison - TED.com|
Jeff Smith spent a year in prison. But what he discovered inside wasn’t what he expected -- he saw in his fellow inmates boundless ingenuity and business savvy. He asks: Why don't we tap this entrepreneurial potential to help ex-prisoners contribute to society once they're back outside? (From the TED Talent Search event TED@NewYork.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; prison; TED@New York; 2012
|Dan Pacholke: How prisons can help inmates live meaningful lives - TED.com|
In the United States, the agencies that govern prisons are often called ‘Department of Corrections.’ And yet, their focus is on containing and controlling inmates. Dan Pacholke, Deputy Secretary for the Washington State Department of Corrections, shares a different vision: of prisons that provide humane living conditions as well as opportunities for meaningful work and learning.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; crime; culture; prison; TEDxMonroeCorrectionalComplex; 2014
|Karen Tse: How to stop torture - TED.com|
Political prisoners aren't the only ones being tortured -- the vast majority of judicial torture happens in ordinary cases, even in 'functioning' legal systems. Social activist Karen Tse shows how we can, and should, stand up and end the use of routine torture.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; global issues; law; politics; prison; war; TEDGlobal 2011; 2011
|Scott Fraser: Why eyewitnesses get it wrong - TED.com|
Scott Fraser studies how humans remember crimes -- and bear witness to them. In this powerful talk, which focuses on a deadly shooting at sunset, he suggests that even close-up eyewitnesses to a crime can create "memories" they could not have seen. Why? Because the brain abhors a vacuum.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; crime; global issues; government; law; memory; mind; prison; science; TEDxUSC; 2012
|David R. Dow: Lessons from death row inmates - TED.com|
What happens before a murder? In looking for ways to reduce death penalty cases, David R. Dow realized that a surprising number of death row inmates had similar biographies. In this talk he proposes a bold plan, one that prevents murders in the first place. (Filmed at TEDxAustin.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; death; global issues; law; politics; prison; storytelling; tedx; TEDxAustin; 2012
|Damon Horowitz: Philosophy in prison - TED.com|
Damon Horowitz teaches philosophy through the Prison University Project, bringing college-level classes to inmates of San Quentin State Prison. In this powerful short talk, he tells the story of an encounter with right and wrong that quickly gets person
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2011; TED; Talks; crime; culture; education; global issues; philosophy; prison; 2011
|Cristina Domenech: Poetry that frees the soul - TED.com|
“It’s said that to be a poet, you have to go to hell and back.” Cristina Domenech teaches writing at an Argentinian prison, and she tells the moving story of helping incarcerated people express themselves, understand themselves — and glory in the freedom of language. Watch for a powerful reading from one of her students, an inmate, in front of an audience of 10,000. In Spanish with subtitles.
Keywords: Tedtalks; TED; Talks; creativity; crime; education; language; poetry; prison; TEDxRiodelaPlata; 2014
|Nalini Nadkarni: Life science in prison - TED.com|
Nalini Nadkarni challenges our perspective on trees and prisons -- she says both can be more dynamic than we think. Through a partnership with the state of Washington, she brings science classes and conservation programs to inmates, with unexpected results.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; biosphere; crime; environment; nature; prison; social change; TED2010; 2010
|Philip Zimbardo shows how people become monsters ... or heroes - TED.com|
Philip Zimbardo knows how easy it is for nice people to turn bad. In this talk, he shares insights and graphic unseen photos from the Abu Ghraib trials. Then he talks about the flip side: how easy it is to be a hero, and how we can rise to the challenge.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; children; crime; culture; education; evil; global issues; heroism; peace; prison; psychology; war; TED2008; 2008
|Jon Ronson: Strange answers to the psychopath test - TED.com|
Is there a definitive line that divides crazy from sane? With a hair-raising delivery, Jon Ronson, author of The Psychopath Test, illuminates the gray areas between the two. (With live-mixed sound by Julian Treasure and animation by Evan Grant.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; mind; prison; storytelling; TED2012; 2012